The Western Bulldogs have delisted AFL premiership hero Toby McLean.
The 27-year-old has played 102 games across nine seasons after being drafted at pick No.26 in the 2014 national draft.
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He played a crucial role in the club’s 2016 grand final win, collecting 18 touches and kicking a goal in the victory over Sydney.
The midfielder also fought back from two ACL tears across three seasons, but failed to cement his place in the senior side this year.
McLean wasn’t among the club’s initial five list changes, but the arrival of Melbourne premiership midfielder James Harmes may have forced the Dogs’ hand.
Toby McLean has been delisted by the Bulldogs. Credit: Getty Images
“Given the outcomes of the trade period to date and the future direction of the list, we’ve decided to make this further change now,” Dogs list manager Sam Power said.
Power also paid tribute to the McLean for his contribution to the club.
“Toby has been a heart and soul player for the Western Bulldogs over a long period and will always be remembered for playing a role in the 2016 Premiership victory,” Power said.
“A very popular team man, Toby went out of his way to help all his teammates and would play selfless roles for the team on the field.”
“We wish Toby all the best with his future endeavours and he’ll always be welcome back at VU Whitten Oval.”
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